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Biography of Robert Jackson Cabeen, M. D.

Robert Jackson Cabeen, M. D.,is the only physician and surgeon practicing at Leon, Kansas, and that community takes just pride in having available the services of one of the very skillful and capable members of the profession in Kansas. Besides the work he had done as a physician he had taken a very active part in local affairs, and had been one of the leaders in the civic and progressive life of the town. Doctor Cabeen’s early home was in Illinois. He was born at the Town of Seaton in Mercer County of that state May 26, 1876. His grandfather, Samuel. Cabeen, was a native of Ireland, came to America and first lived in Ohio, and from there moved across the country with wagon and team to Mercer County, Illinois. He was a farmer, and died on the old homestead in Ohio Grove Township of Mercer County, Illinois. He married Sarah Wright. Doctor Cabeen had the same name as his father, who was also Robert Jackson Cabeen. The latter was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1819, and while a boy he accompanied his parents on the overland journey from Central Ohio to Central Illinois. He had the pioneer instinct in him, and when the news of the discovery of gold on the Pacific Coast penetrated the Middle West he responded to the call of adventure and in 1849 he and his brother Richard went out to California and spent about two years in the exciting and strenuous life of the Pacific Coast. He then returned to Mercer County, Illinois, and settled down to a career which in time...

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